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TruVu for Windows

By Robert Perk SoftwareFreeUser Rating

Key Details of TruVu

  • Optimize access to your favorite applications, increase productivity and multi-tasking abilities.
  • Last updated on 8/26/2015
  • There have been 2 updates
  • Virus scan status:

    Clean (it's extremely likely that this software program is clean)

Editors' Review

Download.com staff

TruVu aims to avoid desktop clutter by giving users one centralized location for managing favorite programs and files. But the lack of any kind of viable help feature prevented us from fully experiencing its capabilities.

The user interface was in the form of a small window that could be moved around. The overall design appeared to be easy to understand, with a tree-menu that displayed folders for favorite programs, files, and Web links. Menu commands at the bottom of the window weren't immediately recognizable, and required that we hover our mouse over each one to reveal its purpose. A constantly updating status bar appeared at the bottom of the window, but we had no idea what it was supposed to represent. From the interface, we could shut down our PC, access our Control Panel, and add or remove programs. But the other menu commands for accessing e-mail and screensavers were never activated. And as far as the tree-menu folders, we could never figure out how to add anything to them. Dragging and dropping files didn't work, and neither did double or right-clicking.

With no help feature to guide us, we were never able to see this free program's potential. Don't waste your time trying to figure out this confusing program.

What's new in version 2009

Version 2009 features new interface.

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Full Specifications

February 8, 2009
Latest update
August 26, 2015
Operating System
Windows 10, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements
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Developer's Description

Optimize access to your favorite applications, increase productivity and multi-tasking abilities.
Starting programs from shortcuts on desktop and start menu is an obsolete and cumbersome process. All your favorite programs, files and links can be easily identified, categorized and stored in a sophisticated and intuitive container while keeping your desktop clean, clear and clutter-free. TruVu is easy to setup and use--for both novice and power users. Increase productivity and multi-tasking abilities; getting more done with less time and effort. Enjoy single-click access to e-mail, web browser, screen saver, control panel. The graphical interface is attractive and well-organized. Hourly chime, automatic system shutdown and "real-time" resource monitor are just a few of the many additional features wrapped into this must-have companion application.